Last night I came home from work, sat down with my dinner, and in about 7 hours, I made a cover for my book, Acceptance.
You know, the one I said I wasn’t going to self-publish.
And I was thinking about it this morning, and I decided that I’m not going to self-publish it in paperback and e-format in November, on the 3-year anniversary of its beginning.
Because I said I wouldn’t.
But if, say, I were to self-publish my book, its cover would look like this.
I am really pleased with how it turned out. I think it looks pretty professional. Certainly it looks a hell of a lot better than my previous proof copies, which were made using the CreateSpace cover generator. (It’ s fine for making proofs just to read and edit, but it’s definitely not what you want to sell to the public; it looks like a half-assed, self-published thing.)
I thought that, over the next week, I might do a little series on my blog on how I designed my cover… for the book I’m not self-publishing. I could have never done it if I hadn’t had some Photoshop classes at a technical college, and even then, I learned a few things as I work–things that can save you time and hassle. So get yourself a copy of Photoshop and get ready to learn a few things.